Bring Back the Funny: Humor in the Library

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A look at using humor as a public service and marketing tool in libraries.

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  • This was an internet meme for a little while, but wouldn’t it be neat to do something like this with your real checkout receipts?
  • Sarah Winifred Searle – Children’s Writer-in-Residence & graphic novel artist – created avatars for our Teen librarians as part of her residency.
  • Thursday, September 19, 2013
  • GO DEEP
  • No URL because I couldn’t find a live link to either
  • This is during the California Library Association’s annual conference. Run by local librarians for attendees of the conference: “If you’re in town for CLA or just want to booze it up with some awesome librarians and catch performances by Bunny Pistol & Barbaray Coast Cabaret with DJ Tanoa “Samoa Boy”, join us for aspecial library themed burlesque storytime, Sat. Nov 3 rd . Doors at 9. If you’re a librarian, or 97% of people think you’re a librarian because you work at a library, the cover is $5. Non-librarians, $8.
  • Bring Back the Funny: Humor in the Library

    1. Bring Back the Funny!Humor in the Library
    2. Let’s Get Physical
    3. Canton Public LibraryCanton, MIviahttp://tametheweb.com/2008/04/17/find-romance/
    4. Buckham Public LibraryFaribault, MNhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/buckhamlibrary/1042888147/
    5. Bowman RegionalPublic Library, NDhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/bowmanlibrary/3328034699/
    6. www.mhpbooks.com/are-libraries-priceless/
    7. Hillsdale Public LibraryHillsdale, NJwww.facebook.com/HillsdaleLibrary
    8. Hillsdale Public LibraryHillsdale, NJwww.facebook.com/HillsdaleLibrary
    9. Craighead/JonesboroCounty Library, ARwww.libraryinjonesboro.org
    10. Rockville Public Library,Rockville Centre, NYhttp://www.rvclibrary.org/readers/blog/223-blind-date-with-a-bookHillsdale Public Library
    11. Hooksett Public Library, Hooksett, NHwww.hooksettlibrary.org/2013/01/25/blind-date-with-a-book-your-library/
    12. On Your Website
    13. http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/dfssd
    14. http://corp.credoreference.com/404-error-page.html
    15. Arrr, Mateys
    16. http://www.lawrence.edu/libraryhttp://www.lawrence.edu/library
    17. April Fools!
    18. http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2012/04/unicorn-cookbook-found-at-the-british-library.html
    19. April Fool’s Day website 2011www.wholefoods.com
    20. April Fool’s Day website2011www.free-ebooks.net
    21. April Fool’s Day websiteApril Fool’s Day website20122012
    22. April Fool’sApril Fool’sDay websiteDay website20122012webex.comwebex.com
    23. April Fool’s Day websiteApril Fool’s Day website20122012maps.google.commaps.google.com
    24. April Fool’s Day websiteApril Fool’s Day website20122012maps.google.commaps.google.com
    25. April Fool’s Day websiteApril Fool’s Day website20112011www.groupon.comwww.groupon.com
    26. aprilfoolsdayontheweb.com
    27. Those Moving Pictures
    28. Craighead County / Jonesboro PLhttp://youtu.be/RNQPnaa3kfc
    29. NYPL, Milstein Division, US Historyhttp://youtu.be/xEIO4mWgS2E
    30. New Spice video, Harold B Lee Libraryhttp://youtu.be/2ArIj236UHs
    31. Library “Gangnam Style” video,UMD McKeldin Libraryhttp://youtu.be/F11i1PRUXw0
    32. Laugh at Yourself, Too
    33. Good party,Good party,Mr. Sparks?Mr. Sparks?Boston PublicBoston PublicLibrary,Library,Fall 2012Fall 2012
    34. AnimeBoston attendees on aAnimeBoston attendees on aphoto shootphoto shootBoston Public Library, 2012Boston Public Library, 2012
    35. A last word of caution
    36. Your turn: bring the funny!Jennifer Koerberjennifer.koerber@gmail.comwww.jenniferkoerber.com

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